Topic: Jack Sampson

Children's Rights Clinic gives voice to children who've been removed from their parents and homes

Sept. 29, 2008

Who Speaks for the Child?: Last April 7, Judge Barbara Walther in San Angelo, Texas, signed an order to remove more than 450 children from the nearby Yearning for Zion Ranch, kicking off what promised to be the largest child custody case in U.S. history. Amid the media frenzy that descended on West Texas, Walther faced another task: securing an attorney for each of those children and making sure they had the appropriate training.

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Law professor in Wall Street Journal

June 30, 2008
Law professor in Wall Street Journal

The judge could also grant the state custody of the children deemed most at risk, specifically pregnant girls or teenagers who have hit puberty and are considered ready for marriage in the culture of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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